Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pretty & Polished: Jawbreaker

Today I bring you an oldie but a goodie. Well, it's really not old at all but it was one the first indie polishes I bought so it has a special place in my heart. Chelsea from Pretty & Polished is also super nice so it is a pleasure buying from  her store.

I've gotten so many compliments in the past two days about this polish, and they are well deserved. All the glitters just look so pretty and delicate on the nails. Chelsea recently started taking pre-orders in her blog but she also updates her Etsy store very often. 

Pictures in artificial light

Pictures in natural light

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Colors that don't work: Trout Pout

I love the color of Butter London's Trout Pout. I loved how it looked on the bottle, on the color chart, and on other nail bloggers. However, I didn't like how it looked on me.

I debated whether or not to post the pictures in the blog, after all most of the readers are not after nail disasters. But then I thought that it was important for me to be objective and share both the good and the bad. So, here it is: one of my nail polish fails.

The first picture doesn't look that bad except for the sloppy cleaning job on my part, but I think the second picture translates better how it looked in most lighting conditions (most importantly in my office). I ended up wearing it only for a couple hours and then changing it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lac Attack: Hell on Heels

I'm so excited to show you what is on my nails today. It is a neon glitter party!

I managed to buy this early bottle of Hell on Heels from Lac Attack and I have nothing but a big praise for it. This bottle contains: yellow, blue, pink, purple, and orange matte glitters. 

I must admit that it took me a couple days/tries to find a base that I liked. I tried an orange base, a light orange base, and a light blue base (Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect in Air).  I ended up chosing Air because it allowed all the little neon glitters to shine on their own. I followed with one coat of Hell on Heels and one coat of Seche Vite. At the end I opted for adding one final Matte Topcoat (I got it at Hot Topic for $2). Voila! I haven't been able to stop staring at my nails.

This nail polish is a little bit camera shy. It was hard to photograph it but I tried my best. 

Lac Attack is currently waiting for some base to launch her new collection. Based on this nail polish, rest assured that her new collection is going to be amazing. You can find Lac Attack in Twitter, Facebook, and on her Etsy Store.

Pictures in artificial light

Pictures in a cloudy day

One ray of sun decided to show up for the last picture:

Finally, one macro shot taken with my phone:

Monday, April 23, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

The lovely Take it with a Drop of Polish nominated me for the Versatile Blogger award. 
So here it goes:

The rules for this are as follows:

1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers that are relatively new to blogging.
2. Let them know you have nominated them.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the blogger[s] who nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.


I would really like to nominate 15 different people but as I was looking through the blogs, a lot of them had already won the award so I ended up choosing only two lovely ladies:


7 Random Facts about Me:

1. When I was 10 years old I attended a couple nationals for Chess. 

2. After playing chess I became a jock. 

3. I've been playing tennis for the past 14-15 years.

4. My field of study is Computer Engineering.

5. Contradictory to #4, I really enjoy being outdoors: running, biking, and hiking.

6. I met my boyfriend freshman year of college thanks to my roommate/best friend. 

7. Boyfriend knows about my nail polish addiction. I've even trained him in the art of Etsy stalking and he's pretty good at it. [He managed two get 2 P&P I wanted in one of the store re-stockings]

I just want to finish this post by thanking you for reading this little blog, and for the lovely comments some of you leave. It really means a lot to me.